Ah, Madeon. The French kid wonder has been releasing a few tracks here and there, but his newest track, "Finale", is the most important to date. Bold claim, I know, but it marks the first time Madeon's really stepping forward for me.
I try to hold back most/all negative comments on this site, and the past few Madeon tracks weren't showing me anything new-- he's clearly got fantastic production and mixing, but his tracks were starting to sound the all the same. He's got a specific signature sound he does (I'll call it his "jump" from here on out, because that's what it sounds like to me), and it's present on all his tracks-- and "Finale" is the first good one where he's skipped it. In addition, he's broken out and added some vocals as well. As for his "jump" sound, it's the type of thing you love at first, but it's become his crutch and his way to attract attention to the tracks, and it's a bit played out for me.
Yeah, I know what you're thinking-- how can I even begin to knock any part of Madeon when the kid obviously has more skills/fans/tracks/whatever than I do, at a younger age than I? But-- here's my sincerest compliment. For the first time in a while, I think Madeon might bridge the gap to be something even bigger-- the next Deadmau5 perhaps?